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VA Reform Bill Includes Telemedicine

Today the House Veterans Affairs Committee reached a deal on the VA reform bill. Health IT Now’s Senior Policy Council, James Turner commented on the subject:
 “Health IT Now applauds the House Veterans Affairs Committee for including telemedicine at the core of the VA reform bill. They understand the potential to decrease wait times, improve care, and decrease cost.

Meaningful Use should not be delayed – but if it must, an opportunity to improve

On Monday night, the Health IT Now Coalition submitted comments for the record on the decision to delay the time frame for CMS and ONC’s Meaningful Use program. By extending Stage 2 and delaying Stage 3, we aren’t moving the needle for patients who are seeking improved access to care and decreased costs.

AHIP’s Ignagni: We Need a “Broader Approach” on Licensure

Yesterday at Health Datapalooza, AHIP President and CEO Karen Ignagni told a large crowd that when it comes to interstate licensure for telemedicine, “we need to begin to think about moving to something more uniform and, across the country, a broader approach.

Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing on Telehealth Shows Need to Update Nation’s Laws, Expand Access and Lower Costs

For Immediate Release:
5.1.2014
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Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing on Telehealth Shows Need to Update Nation’s Laws, Expand Access and Lower Costs
HITN Calls on Congress to Act
(Washington, D.C.

Joel White Talks FDASIA at DC Health Technology Forum

Health IT Now’s Executive Director, Joel White spoke to the DC Health Technology Forum. Here’s his take:

Last week I spoke to the DC Health Technology Forum with co-presenters Dan Haley from AthenaHealth and Steven Gravely from Troutman Sanders.

The Importance of Telemedicine from the Patient and Provider Perspectives

On Thursday, March 13, 2014 the Health IT Now Coalition hosted a policy briefing on Capitol Hill that highlighted the need for modernized telemedicine regulations. Panelists included Joel White, Executive Director of Health IT Now; Hope Warshaw, Diabetes Educator; Dr. Larry Merkel, Psychiatrist at the University of Virginia; and Israel Robledo, a Parkinson’s patient.

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Health IT Now Coalition Applauds President Obama, Looks Ahead to 2014 Goals

Today, the Health IT Now Coalition wants to take a moment and applaud President Obama for his commitment to bolstering the U.S. economy, expanding access to healthcare, and supporting the men and women of the Military and our Veterans.

Bipartisan Bill Would Establish Federal Definition for Telehealth Services

On Dec.

Support Letters Re: Interoperability, Information Blocking and Telemedicine

Last week, letters signed by dozens of Health IT Now members were sent to key members of Congress regarding interoperability, information blocking and telemedicine legislation.

Verizon and GWU Shed Light on Barriers to Telehealth and mHealth Adoption

At George Washington University (GWU) last Wednesday, a former U.S. Senator, three medical doctors, and a leader of a wireless technology coalition convened at Washington, D.C.’s only School of Public Health to participate in an event that focused on telehealth and mHealth and discussed how these 21st Century technological innovations are improving healthcare access and outcomes for patients.

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